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Smack, in light of your shakedown cruise, do you have any revisions to make?

Seriously though, sorry it turned out so bad after all that work. Looks like you've got it back in shape though. Learning experience, what?
Absolutely no revisions whatsoever! I had no trouble with the sailing - I just had trouble getting on the boat!

Once I was finally on it (after the humliating ride from that fine stinkpotter) - I sailed the hell out of that thing! AND flew a hull while it was sinking!!!!


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Smack, I was following all this at thebeachcats over summer, great work on the finished product- truly impressive from start to finish. She looks like a brand new boat from 10' away!

I think most beachcat sailors will sympathize with your fiasco (good name by the way), but believe me you will learn from every mistake on the catamaran and never make them again. After a dozen times sailing you'll feel like a pro and feel the boat as though it was a part of you, and be able to anticipate all the sail trim and adjustments to make in the weather. I just sold my P16 and have a big monohull. Although now that it's easier to get others to come out sailing, I miss that speed of 2 hulls.

Great work man! Give yourself a lot of credit.

Oh and to chime in from earlier, definitely wait on getting trap wires, of all the times I used them, it was only necessary (windy enough) just once.
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Yo sonofa, I love the "Bite Me" float on your mast-top. Classic!

That R21 looks like a fun boat.


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Smack, I was following all this at thebeachcats over summer, great work on the finished product- truly impressive from start to finish. She looks like a brand new boat from 10' away!

I think most beachcat sailors will sympathize with your fiasco (good name by the way), but believe me you will learn from every mistake on the catamaran and never make them again. After a dozen times sailing you'll feel like a pro and feel the boat as though it was a part of you, and be able to anticipate all the sail trim and adjustments to make in the weather. I just sold my P16 and have a big monohull. Although now that it's easier to get others to come out sailing, I miss that speed of 2 hulls.

Great work man! Give yourself a lot of credit.

Oh and to chime in from earlier, definitely wait on getting trap wires, of all the times I used them, it was only necessary (windy enough) just once.
Hey, thanks Philzy! I have to say that the feel of the boat was really awesome. Flying the hull was just one of the most amazing feelings ever. I started to get a sense of the balance. Still lots to learn for sure, but I can't wait to get back out.

I'll take the advice and hold off on the traps.

Stay tuned for hull #2 - then...Fiasco 2.0!!!!


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Well done smack. As a fixer of fiber glass , you're da man. I'd hate to have to do that with my 2inch yellow cedar.
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Thanks Man. Yea the R21 was ahead of Its time, to me Its to bad I couldnt open up and rebuild these for easy traveling. For the normal person! Me im not normal so it does fit me. She is fast in light air and in 20 knots u can match the wind..

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Okay - both hulls are now repaired, painted, and READY FOR ROUND 2!!!!!

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WOW that looks so GOOD like new!

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Thanks dude. It's actually been a lot of fun!


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Okay - both hulls are now repaired, painted, and READY FOR ROUND 2!!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SHABANG!





No S/S or brass skid plates this round?

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